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part with several players and a large 1
wad of coin to swing the deal. The
Detroit story has it that besides a
cash consideration, Somers was of
fered Reb Russell, Tommy Quinlan,
Russell Blackburne and an unnamed
catcher. Four men and money for
one player sounds like a liberal offer,
but it would be a good trade for the
locals to make.
Chapman is now playing short, but
his original position was third and he
could easily work back to the job. He
is a smart athlete and a vicious bat
ter. With Collins and Weaver he
would give Rowland an infield, three
sides of which would outclass any
thing in baseball at the present time.
At present the deal seems to have
struck a dead center, but it is by no
means off. Somers has found the
going bad in Cleveland this season.
His team has not been well support
ed, and, though the fans might make
a howl if Chapman was traded, their
wails would not be lusty enough to
drown the voice of several thousand
dollars in Somers' ears.
Blackburne has been playing an
excellent defensive game at third for
the South Siders, but he has done
nothing worth notice in the batting
line. It has been his poorest year.
Sox beat Browns again because of
their one big inning, a feature of all
their recent games. At least once dur
ing each game the Hose batters get
together and prod home enough runs
to enable the swell brand of pitching
recently provided to win. Felsch was
the big man yesterday, tripling with
the bases loaded and scoring on
Weaver's single. Jim Scott pitched
a fine game, fanning seven.
Branch Rickey exhibited George
Sisler, Michigan graduate and the
baseball sensation of college circles.
Sisler at Michigan was an excellent
pitcher, played the outfield, special
ized in extra base hits and also ran
wild on the bases. He pitched three
innings yesterday, allowing two hits
and fanning two.
Manager Bresnahan has e Heinle
Zimmerman know in no uncertain
terms that this year's Cub ball team
is expected to play baseball and not
flash through the circuit on a joy
ride. Zim refused to run out a hit
yesterday and was called by the boss.
He beefed back at Roger, was fined
$100 and then put out of the game.
Indirectely this cost the ball game, as
McLarry in the ninth got his brains
in a jam and the Reds scored the win
ning run because of Polly's muddle
But the disciplining of Zimmerman
was worth more to the Cubs than one
ball game. It let any man on the team
who has a tendency to loaf under
stand that he is expected to work.
Roger says he wants to win, and any
man on the team who doesn't have
the same feeling will be summarily
dealth with. All season Roger "has
labored to put pepper and fight in the
club and has been winning games on
the strength of this spirit If it dis
appears the going will be rocky for
One thing is certain: Bresnahan
will have a club that tries if he has
to fire all the stars and finish in the
second division. There is no room for
a shirker on any team controlled by
George Zabel pitched a three-hit
game, but lost because his mates did
everything in the book they shouldn't
have done. Twice in one inning men
were caught napping off base. These
slips were followed by a two-base hit,
which was wasted because of the
sleepy work that had gone before.
Each of the three Red runs were
counted on errors. Zabel made one,
Schulte another, and McLarry had a
double play before him in the ninth
when his brain leaked and the Reds
put over the winner during the
Tinker's Whales seem to have
found their batting eyes in the east.
In Buffalo, Baltimore and Brooklyn
the North Siders have made life mis
erable for opposing pitchers, and
have won a. large majority of tbei?
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